Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: The Sequel?

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Could be:

Titled Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off, the proposed sequel takes place on the eve of Bueller’s fortieth birthday. Spears, a major Hughes enthusiast, calls Rapier’s script "a blast. I read it in a single afternoon and was impressed with the care Rapier took with the original story and characters. The story has the same feel, humor and pace as the 1986 movie, which should please hard-core Ferris fans." The storyline finds Ferris 20 years older and living off a hugely successful self-help career, a la Tony Robbins. His best friend Cameron (played in ’86 by Alan Ruck) manages the business. Turning 40 shakes Ferris up, and he decides to take the day off, "sending Cameron, his business associates and family into a frenzy." In addition to Ferris and Cameron, most of the supporting characters are in the script. Sloane Peterson (played in ’86 by Mia Sara) is now "a Hollywood star going through a rough marriage." Ferris’ sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) is now married to the guy from the police station (Charlie Sheen). Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) doesn’t work for the school anymore, but has devoted his life to getting revenge on Ferris (What’s he going to do at this point, murder him?). Even Ben Stein‘s character is in there, now working at an airline.

Hughes has nothing to do with the script currently being shopped around Hollywood, and he hasn’t directed a movie since 1991.  This might be a good oppportunity for a comeback, if he bites.